Supernatural: Ladies Drink Free
April 6, 2017 2:37 PM - Season 12, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Dean and Sam let Mick Davies tag along on a case as they search for a werewolf and they run into Claire Novak, the reunion is short lived after Claire is bitten and the brothers race to find a way to help her before she turns.

As usual, I tense up anytime a "regular" female character appears. Like it could be their last. RIP Charlie.

At first it feels like the show doesn't know how to handle Mick in terms of his motivations and his development. But then, as we see, Mick doesn't know himself either, so it's actually well played by the actor (Adam Fergus). He was this big bad intelligent Man of Letters, dead set on killing monsters, and now he has to learn to live in the gray like the Winchesters do. I think he's slowly taking on the role of Bobby as the technical support, but also learning how to hunt.

I hope we get an episode of Jody and Claire (and possibly Alex, but I wish that poor girl gets a break from this life) doing their own hunting thing, joined by mama Winchester.
posted by numaner (6 comments total)
Seeing Claire really reminded me of the lack of Castiel. I'm worried for him up there. But I'm equally glad that Claire made it out of this episode alive.
posted by Ruki at 8:14 PM on April 7, 2017

The first half of the episode was a little slow, but once Claire joined it really improved. She's a funny actress and I love her portrayal of the angsty Claire.
posted by cfoxhi at 8:47 PM on April 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

I always like Claire. So pretty, so angry. I'm so glad she made it through the episode.
I want a ladies of Supernatural episode again, please.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:52 PM on April 13, 2017


Dean: What we do, you can't learn this crap in a book. You put on a flannel, you pick up a gun, you go out there. Either you get good fast, or you get dead faster.


In the hospital, Sam and Dean identify themselves as McVie and Fleetwood, names taken from the members of the band Fleetwood Mac. When Mick Davies comes in as the doctor, he calls himself Doctor Buckingham, also a surname from Fleetwood Mac.

When Dean and Mick interrogate Connor, Dean comments on his fondness for high school girls by asking, "You get older, they stay the same age. Is that it?" This is a reference to Matthew McConaughey's character, Wooderson, in the high school comedy, Dazed and Confused, who offers the same reason for his penchant for high school girls.

Beatrice Quimby, Claire's alias, is a character from the Beverly Cleary books about Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby.

While there is no bar called "The Lucky Badger" in Madison, WI, there is a bar called "Lucky's 1313" (on Regent St) and the Badger is UW-Madison's mascot.

Although the brothers are angry with Mick for killing the young werewolf girl, as they have known werewolves that did not feed on humans, they do not express the same concerns about vampires when Mick talks about all the vampires they have slaughtered in the previous episode the Raid. This is in spite of the fact that they also knew a vampire that did not feed on humans, (i.e., Lenore from "Blood Lust" (ep. 2.3)), and that they know how to reverse vampirism if the vampire has not fed, which has been done to Dean himself before, as well as Alex.

Sam and Dean reference their buddy Garth being turned into a werewolf, but living a life free of killing humans, as seen in "Sharp Teeth" (ep. 9.12).
posted by orange swan at 9:54 AM on January 26, 2022

Claire really shouldn't be hunting alone -- no one should, but especially not a teenaged girl. It's too dangerous. If, for instance, she had had a partner, she could have walked along that trail, acting as bait while her partner hid amongst the trees. Then, when she got accosted by the werewolf, her partner could have shot it.

Alex wants to go to nursing school? Good for her. I'm honestly amazed she's as functional as she is given her history. Did the vampires let her go to school, or homeschool her? Seems to me they must have done one or the other if she's able to go to high school and apply for nursing school.

Mick isn't a bad guy at all. He has plenty of conscience and empathy, and he's adapting to dealing with monsters in person instead of from a distance as an analyst. That's a major mental shift, but it's one he's willing to make because he cares about doing the right thing.
posted by orange swan at 9:58 AM on January 26, 2022

This is not a bad episode as it goes but how did I forget that it casually drops 1) Martin Luther, Werewolf Hunter and 2) the MOL made a bunch of werewolf mice, like not weremice, specifically mice infected with lycanthropy that presumably turn into nightmarish mouse/wolf rage monsters, For Science, and no one has follow-up questions (in the show. I have MANY questions.)
posted by jameaterblues at 8:47 PM on April 20, 2022

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